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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 19 Aug 2021 20:26 #224624

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A heads up for collectors of junk........Didja know the JAP 600cc engine off a Howard Gem rotary hoe can be worth up to $2000.? Must be the motor bike type ,a JAP with a UCZ engine serial prefix.....The JAP 750cc V twin motor off a pommy Autotruck (strange little 3 wheeler tug,) is worth up to $6000 if complete and in fair condition......doesnt need to run........The big JAP v twin off the railway trolley is worth $10,000.+.
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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 20 Aug 2021 17:34 #224646

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Thanks John and Lang for the info, I've put it up for sale again and was asked by a prospective buyer what it fits.
John, the JAP engines are rare and collectable, I'm into old motorcycles and would like some thing pre war with a JAP single cylinder engine. There is a business in the UK manufacturing them now.
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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 20 Aug 2021 20:22 #224650

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Southbound, I have got a single cylinder JAP engine but it would need a very small motor bike to go in.....
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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 21 Aug 2021 07:39 #224656

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Some JAP motors are worth zillions,some are worth very little........on ebay there are hopefulls with the wrong ones trying to get zilllions.

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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 21 Aug 2021 17:59 #224661

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Sarge, is the engine a 2 stroke with a curved fuel tank? If so they were used on reel mowers.
As John says the industrial engines get swept up in the mystic and aren't worth much. I have a JAP timing cover as Shed Art and it's probably all I will ever own that's JAP!
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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 21 Aug 2021 20:14 #224662

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Have any of You Blokes got a JAP Fuel Cap like this..




As I have a Little JAP Motor missing the Fuel cap...
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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 21 Aug 2021 21:38 #224665

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An interesting application of the JAP 600cc is as a starting engine on a big diesel......I got a Dorman 6DL in the yard had a 500cc JAP on it .....the JAP would turn over the Dorman with ease ,and start straight away......oddly its a motorbike engine from 1937 .....not an industrial.......branded VR ,so thats who owned it at one time.

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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 21 Aug 2021 21:44 #224667

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Keep a watch out on the usual auction sites. They do turn up at times. Also swap meets and rallies if they ever are allowed to happen again.
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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 22 Aug 2021 08:40 #224672

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Its possible replicas are being made.......I know the original tank caps made by Ceandess Ltd of Wolverhampton are still available,and for a somwhat higher price ,stamped with the old oil co logos.

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JAP Engines and parts wanted. 22 Aug 2021 08:50 #224674

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I have 2 complete JAP engines. Both small vertical 4 stroke as used on single stand shearing plants. One has a oval tank the other
round . Both engines turn over . One with round tank has a brass plate with engine number and where it was made in England.
Any one interested , i would be happy to sell for realistic price. Sold as a pair. Send a PM with email address and i will get some photos
organised. Both engines have original tank and oil caps.

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